SrinagarTraffic came to a standstill at the commercial hub Lal Chowk on Monday after anganwadi workers and helpers held a protest march from the Clock Tower to Regal Chowk here.
The anganwadi workers have been protesting from past two months are demanding a hike in their monthly honorarium and release of their long-pending salaries.
Traffic was halted for more than an hour as the protesting anganwadi workers held a sit-in at various places on the busy Residency Road.
We did not want to create any inconvenience to the commuters but the government has left us with no choice but to hit the roads. We have been protesting from last two months and still our salaries of past nine montsh are pending, said a protester.
The protesting workers said they wouldnt call off their strike until their demands are not fulfilled. They also threatened to lock down all the anganwadi centers across the state if the government failed to fulfill their demands.
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